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Work/Life Balance

Volume 408: debated on Thursday 3 July 2003

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21.

To ask the Minister for Women what measures have been put in place for women to achieve a better work-life balance. [123244]

We are committed to giving women—and men—the chance to improve their work life balance. We have increased maternity pay and leave, introduced paid paternity leave, extended these rights to adoptive parents, and introduced a legal right for parents of children under six and disabled children under 18 to request to work flexibly.

22.

To ask the Minister for Women what measures are in place for women to achieve a better work-life balance. [123245]

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given today to the hon. Member for Epsom and Ewell (Chris Grayling).